A Doggy Café in Colombo

By Tia Goonaratne

Tayo Bear is a household name that is well respected and loved by doggies of all types, tribes and kinds island wide. Tayo Bear recently celebrated over a year of existence and operation having taken the nation by storm as the go-to source for superior quality, yummy, organic dog meals and treats baked and made at proprietor Shanaz Fouze’s abode.

Tayo Bear treats and meals are rich in flavour, nutritiously good and fabulous in range. Any doggy parent’s goal is to find the perfect dog food that’s healthy for your pet while being affordable and always reliable. Well that’s Tayo Bear for you. Thanks to the fantastic digital media footprint by TB and intriguing, quirky and unforgettably interactive official social media pages on Instagram and Facebook the brand has grown from strength to strength and is vouched for by pet owners throughout our isle.

“Absolutely thrilled with the cupcakes from Tayo Bear! My dog gobbled the peanut butter cupcakes and was so excited for them! The cupcakes come with mash potato frosting and pieces of bacon in it – what more could a greedy little dog want? They were the perfect treat for my dog who was feeling a little down. Can’t wait to order more!” said an elated patron; Rashmira Balasuriya, Medical Doctor.

Thiran Ranatunga, Business partner at RCRMOTOWORLD and another loyal customer of all things Tayo Bear said: “Her recipes along with passion and love for dogs is the winning combo and the goodies won’t disappoint your doggos, instead make them yummy in the tummy wanting more love and treats. I sincerely with all my heart recommend Tayo bear goodies which has been my one stop shop for doggo goodies and treats”.

Continuing to make pawloads of waves, Tayo Bear’s new venture is something truly extraordinary. The brand will launch Sri Lanka’s first, exclusive café for dogs on the 1st of October, 2019 at 71/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.

Imagine an official hangout for dogs of every kind in the very heart of Colombo? A place that will be a doggy venue that’s spacious, funky and a fabulous retreat where doggies can chill, enjoy Tayo treats and meals, make new furry friends and even celebrate birthdays and other special occasions at the new café.

We caught up with the founder, proprietor and doggy mom Shanaz Fouze to get the scoop of why she felt an exclusive café for dogs needed to be opened. “One of the biggest problems us doggy parents have is that we have nowhere to take our doggies. Even if there are places that tolerate pets our kids aren’t allowed inside. It has been my dream to open a fancy café specially for our furry kids where you can have your dog’s birthday party or your birthday party with your dog, a reliable place with doggy lovers where you can even leave your doggy for a few hours till you run your errands. We have some amazing plans for the café but for now I wanted to keep it simple, opening a fancy place with all the love and warmth that I give my own furry kids”.

Tayo Bear’s Doggy Café once launched on the first of October will be the pawfect doggy hub for furry kids to socialize, spend quality doggy time and enjoy the best of Tayo’s food while us pet owners can enjoy a snack, meal and a fresh beverage at the café too. Tayo Bear continues to innovate the pet industry with unique ideas and special one of a kind ventures and the Doggy Café is no exception. Tayo Bear’s doggy café will be having many a tail wagging in glee and have every furry friend grinning from ear to ear!


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